The Coming War?
In 1861, Americans showed the world just how vicious we can be. It was the civil war, and with it came a carnage rarely seen. In one particularly horrifying clash at Antietam, we saw more US casualties in one day, than has ever been witnessed before.
Fought on September 17, 1862, Antietam was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history with over 23,000 casualties (men listed as killed, wounded, captured or missing) in roughly 12 hours. The battle ended the Confederate invasion of Maryland in 1862 and resulted in a Union victory.